Ampion Ventures to invest 6-digit tranches into Kenyan & Nigerian startups

Ampion Ventures which launched yesterday is set to invest 6-digit tranches into African startups to help them to build scalable digital...

How to Raise Venture Capital In South Africa

Entrepreneurs constantly disrupt the balance of competition by unlocking inventive commercial opportunities and creating new markets in doing so. This can sometimes...

Ampion raises funding from Plutos Ventures to launch Ampion Ventures, a fund for Africa-focused...

Africa-focused Ampion which had called it quits in 2017 has resurrected with a new partnership with Berlin-based Plutos Ventures Holding to...

World Bank’s XL Africa picks 20 startups for its new Francophone Africa accelerator

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to...

Kenya’s MumsVillage & Sierra Leone’s Mosabi Selected to Join Gray Matters Capital’s Cohort 2

Kenya's Mums Village, a parenting website and Sierra Leone's Mosabi , a mobile learning platform for financial inclusion, have been selected...

Azuri & Energise Africa launch crowd campaign to raise £2.5m for solar in Africa

Azuri Technologies, a pay-as-you-go solar in Africa and crowdfunding platform Energise Africa have announced the latest phase of debt financing from UK...

Greenlight Planet raises €1.8 million to bring solar energy to half a million people

Greenlight Planet, an off-grid solar products firm has successfully closed a €1.8 million transaction for the first time from individuals crowdfunding....

Nairobi Innovation Week puts up call for 2019 startups

Nairobi Innovation Week, an annual initiative of the University of Nairobi targeting its current and former students, is calling for startups to...

Omidyar Network spins off Flourish, a Fintech-focused VC fund with a $300 million war...

Omidyar Network's Financial Inclusion Initiative has spun off to launch Flourish, a new fintech-focused venture firm with $300 million at its disposal...

Affordabletyres.ng wants to be the one-stop online store for affordable tires & car related...

Olaseni Odukoya, the former co-founder of Etyres has launched affordabletyres.ng to bring the sales of tyres, batteries, lubricants and other car products...

BBOXX raises €6M via crowdfunding to bring solar to more homes in Africa

BBOXX has raised €6 million via Trine in what is the largest crowd-funded debt raise in the history of solar energy in...

Nigeria’s AMPZ.TV, Ghana’s OZÉ & Kenya’s WayaWaya named regional winners in MEST Africa’s $50,000...

Five promising start-ups from across Africa have been chosen as regional winners in MEST Africa’s annual Pan-African pitch competition, moving one step...

Kerb, an ‘Airbnb for parking spaces’ launches in Kenya

Kerb, an Australian ‘Airbnb for Parking’ has launched in Kenya to allow car users find parking easily as well as let homeowners...

Nigeria’s Agrilet launches platform for farmers and microfunders

Nigeria is an untapped potential agricultural power house, with over 180 million people projected to grow to 470 million by 2050.

Mastercard partners Angaza to market its QR Code payment technology in Africa

Mastercard has partnered with solar energy firm Angaza in a move expected to fuel growth for Mastercard's QR payments technology across Africa,...

Nigeria’s payment infrastructure firm TeamApt closes $5.5M to scale across Africa

Founded by ex Interswitch Software Engineer and Product Manager Tosin Eniolorunda, Nigeria's TeamApt, which provides digital solutions and payment infrastructure for Africa,...

FarmDrive receives additional investment to provide credit to 3 million smallholder farmers in Kenya

FarmDrive, a Kenyan agritech startup in January received follow-on investment from EWB Canada, with participation from AK IMPACT INVESTORS, 1 to 4...

Sasfin takes an equity stake in fintech lender Payabill to enhance SME growth

Sasfin, South Africa’s leading business challenger bank has taken a strategic stake in fintech lender Payabill in a move expect to fuel...

10 edtech startups from Africa selected for Dubai’s ‘Next Billion’ EdTech Prize

Ten edtech startups from Africa are among 30 finalists selected to pitch at this year's Next Billion EdTech Prize, founded in 2018...

Humanz wants to simplify influencer marketing for agencies, brands & influencers in SA

Social influencer marketing has become incredibly popular in the world with marketers working with agencies and brands to increase their awareness...

This startup has raised $1m to bring the best talent to your company

Recruitment is going digital globally and firms that are not ready will be left behind as technology is becoming part and parcel...

Tugende raises $5m to expand employment opportunities & financial inclusion in Uganda

PG Impact Investments, a global impact investment firm, has become a lender to Tugende, a Kampala-based provider of lease-to-own financing to financially...

SunFunder raises $42.5m to expand access to beyond the grid solar

SunFunder has announced a $42.5m first close of its new Solar Energy Transformation (SET) Fund from anchor investors the Overseas Private Investment...

JUMO joins Google Launchpad Studio to accelerate adoption of AI & ML for financial...

JUMO, a fintech platform connecting underserved markets with financial services has been selected for Google’s Launchpad Studio in a move that will...

FSD Africa, Banque Centrale du Congo launch a $130,000 Innovation Pitch for fintech startups...

Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa), the Banque Centrale du Congo and Elan RDC launch DRC – Innovation for Financial Services 2019. 

Cairo-based trucking marketplace Trella raises $600k pre-seed round led by Algebra Ventures

Trella, a b2b technology platform and trucking marketplace that connects shippers with carriers in the highly fragmented freight industry ​has raised $600k+...

MEST Africa selects 50 startups for its second annual challenge

50 scale-ups have been selected into the second annual MEST Africa Challenge taking place February 27 and 28 in Accra, Lagos, Nairobi,...

The $600,000 Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020 open for submissions from African Innovators

sThe Zayed Sustainability Prize submissions for the 2020 edition are open to applicants from across the African continent from 30thJanuary to 30thMay.Building...

Rush launches on-demand last mile delivery and logistics platform

Traditional delivery service Rush has launched its on-demand last mile delivery and logistics platform to meet the growing...

Beyond Capital Fund Makes Second Investment in Kenyan Agritech startup

Beyond Capital Fund, an impact investment fund that invests in for-profit social enterprises throughout India and East Africa has made its second investment into...